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UK Labour leader links terror to wars as campaign resumes

Gregory Katz and Rob Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

Four days after a suicide bombing plunged Britain into mourning, political campaigning for a general election in two weeks resumed Friday with the main opposition leader linking acts of terrorism at home to foreign wars like the one in Libya.

Ariana Grande planning benefit concert in Manchester

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

Ariana Grande has vowed to return to Manchester, England, to give a concert to raise money for the victims of Monday's deadly bombing at her show there.

Egypt's president says Cairo will hit bases training militants who wage attacks in "his country, wherever they are"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

Egypt's president says Cairo will hit bases training militants who wage attacks in "his country, wherever they are"

After attack on Christians, Egypt's el-Sissi appeals directly to President Trump to take the lead in fighting terror

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 1:10pm

After attack on Christians, Egypt's el-Sissi appeals directly to President Trump to take the lead in fighting terror.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 2:40 p.m. EDT

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:49pm

The Pentagon is planning a missile defense test next week that will target an intercontinental-range missile for the first time. Officials say the goal is to more closely simulate a North Korean ICBM aimed at the U.S. homeland. The importance of such testing has grown with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's threats to field a nuclear-armed missile capable of reaching American territory.

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UN Peacekeepers: How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed

Katy Daigle and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:31pm

The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother's home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape and sodomy of a Haitian teenager by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper.

The Latest: Grande to return for Manchester benefit concert

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:26pm

The Latest on the concert bombing in England (all times local):

Main allies of Brazil's Temer looking to future amid scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:24pm

Key leaders of embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer's governing coalition are speaking openly about who might replace him if he's forced out by a corruption scandal.

Estonia to expel 2 Russian diplomats; Moscow blasts move

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 12:05pm

Estonia has informed Russia that two of its diplomats in the country will be expelled, the Baltic country's foreign ministry said Friday.

The Latest: Trump, Merkel meet after he criticizes Germans

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:40am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local):

Civilians bear brunt as fresh Syria strikes kill 35, says UN

Bassem Mroue and Dominique Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 11:13am

A fresh wave of airstrikes in eastern Syria killed at least 35 civilians including women and children, state media and a monitoring group reported Friday, as the U.N. human rights chief said civilians are increasingly paying the price of escalating attacks against the Islamic State group in the country.

South Sudan freed UN journalist held 2 years without charge

Justin Lynch, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:55am

South Sudan has released a United Nations journalist held for two and a half years without trial, the U.N. announced Friday.

Tunisian trial opens over beach attack on British tourists

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:27am

Six security officers and 20 other people are on trial in Tunisia over a 2015 Islamic extremist attack on a beach resort that killed 38 people, mostly British tourists.

Manchester police chief reports increase in hate crimes since attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:19am

Manchester police chief reports increase in hate crimes since attack.

Official: Taliban kills 15 Afghan soldiers in Kandahar

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:07am

Taliban fighters attacked an army camp in the southern Kandahar province Friday, killing at least 15 soldiers, said an Afghan official.

South African opposition leader barred entry to Zambia

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:55am

The leader of South Africa's main opposition party on Friday sharply criticized Zambian officials who denied him entry to their country as he tried to show support for a jailed opposition leader.

91 killed, 110 missing in Sri Lankan floods, mudslides

Bharatha Mallawarachi and Eranga Jayawardena, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:48am

Floods and torrents of mud unleashed by heavy rains in Sri Lanka killed 91 people and left 110 others missing Friday. Authorities appealed for international help for rescue and relief operations.

Polish police officers fired over 2016 detainee death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:48am

A new police commander in Poland says he is firing employees at the police station where a 25-year-old detainee died last year after repeated shocks from a Taser.

UN envoy calls off Cyprus talks, no deal on peace summit

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 9:26am

A United Nations envoy called off talks with the rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus on Friday after failing to find "common ground" on convening a final summit to aim for an overall reunification deal.